Thomas Burton Sr.

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Thomas Burton, Sr.
NORTHAUGUSTA - Mr. Thomas Levi Burton, Sr., 81, of Chattanooga, TN and a former longtime resident of North Augusta, SC, husband of forty-eight years to Mrs. Betty Canady Burton, entered into rest on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Born in Richmond County, GA and a resident of the CSRA most of his life, he was a son of the late William F. and Lilly Burton. He proudly and with honor served his country in the Georgia Army National Guard and retired from SRS after over twenty years of service. Mr. Burton was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in Acacia Lodge #315 and recently received his forty-year pin. A member of the Order of the Eastern Star, he was affiliated with the North Augusta and Beech Island Constellations, where he had served as Worthy Patron on five different occasions. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and "tinkering".
In addition to his wife and parents, family members include his children and their spouses, Sandra and Charlie Brewer, Soddy Daisy, TN, Thomas L. Burton, Jr., Edgefield, SC, Cindy Burton Boyd and Rick Smith, Tiffin, OH, Leon Britt and Jennifer Burton, Wentzville, MO and the late Debra "Debbie" Burton, a sister and her husband, Shirley and Bill Berry, Martinez, GA; sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends on Saturday, December 16, 2017, beginning at noon at Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3464 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Graniteville, SC, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2 o'clock in the chapel. Pastor Dexter Lambert will officiate. Interment with Masonic Rites accorded by Acacia Lodge #315 AFM, will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC.
The family has asked that memorials be made to Acacia Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 6571 North Augusta, SC 29861-6517.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Dec. 20, 2017
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